Barry Bradford

Barry  Bradford
  • Clinton E. Meadows Endowed Chair
  • Established through gifts from leaders and organizations in the dairy industry
  • Animal Science


Barry Bradford is the Clinton E. Meadows Endowed Chair in Dairy Management and Nutrition. Through his research, Bradford aims to better understand the metabolic physiology of dairy cattle to identify strategies that will improve the economic and environmental sustainability of dairy production.

Prior to joining MSU, Bradford spent 13 years at Kansas State University as a professor of animal sciences and industry. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, before earning his Ph.D. at Michigan State.

Learn more about the Meadows Endowed Chair, and about the work of Bradford and his team in the Dairy Metabolism Group in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.